Christmas, Cornwall 1919
A promise to a fellow soldier leads Nicholas to Cornwall for Christmas, and to the tea shop managed by Rose; the youngest daughter of a family whose festive spirit has been blighted by their wartime experiences.
But as Nicholas strives to give Rose the best Christmas she could wish for, he begins to question whether his efforts are to honor his friend, or whether there is another reason …
Title: A Daughter’s Christmas Wish
Series: Cornish Tales #4
Author: Victoria Cornwall
Genre: Historical Christmas Romance
Published: November 20, 2018
Publisher: Choc Lit
My Rating: 4.5 stars
A Daughter’s Christmas Wish is a poignant, emotional romance that looks at the devastation of war for both those on the battlefield and those at home. I don’t normally find myself at a loss for words when writing a review. Usually the thoughts just tumble over each other — but this time, I find that I don’t want to mention too much. I think this story is best discovered by each reader. There are turns, twists, and surprises in A Daughter’s Christmas Wish… and you should not even have a hint about them beforehand. I’ve already said too much, in my opinion.
This story honors those who fought in World War 1 — ‘the war to end all wars’, if only that could have been true. It also honors those family members, loved ones left behind to face the daily unknown about their loved one’s safely, location or if they were alive or buried in a distant grave. The story speaks frankly of the reality of that time, and you will be caught up in it all so very easily.
I enjoyed stepping back in time with A Daughter’s Christmas Wish, and would not hesitate to recommend it to any Romance reader no matter what genre their favorite may be.
This is a story that is devastatingly beautiful… and you should not miss this experience.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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